For many, Gay Greece
is related to a certain island, which is not other than Mykonos. However, gay life in Greece is so much more than that. Greece has been developed so much the last years, that it is actually enlisted among the most liberal countries in Southeast Europe
The Greek gay community enjoys the majority of the gay rights
, including cohabitation
, while it's fully protected by the government. Overall, Greek people are gay-friendly, however, the older generations are not that open-minded yet.
The active gay community of Greece
has led to the creation of a vivid gay scene
in many major destinations, while its reputation among the gay travelers has been highly increased the last years. It's also a popular stop for various gay cruises
as well as a Europe's gay mecca for summer holidays.Athens
is a great city to spend your gay holidays during winter and early spring
. The city is home to numerous gay places
, which usually get pretty crowded on Fridays and Saturdays. On the other days, like Sundays and Mondays, the gay clubs organize some special nights like Greek Mondays and Drag Sundays
Well, Greece is not only about Mykonos, but we would be lying if we said that Mykonos is not a must-visit gay destination
. Mykonos has stolen the heart of every gay traveler that has visited it, either we are referring to gay couples or single gay travelers
. Mykonos transforms into a big gay hotspot every summer
, so you will find gay men everywhere. Elia Beach
and Jackie O'
are the most popular gay venues!Crete
might not be a very popular gay destination, however, based on its annual visitors, it could easily host more gay travelers
than Mykonos. The local gay scene
of Crete is pretty unorganized, while the local gay community is discreet. Cretan destinations like Heraklion
and Agios Nikolaos
attract the majority of the gay travelers, making them must-visit during summer!Santorini
might not be a popular destination for its thriving gay scene, however, gay couples are in love with it
. It's not difficult to guess why, Santorini is among the most romantic destinations around the world to spend your honeymoon, no matter your sexuality. The elegant and romantic atmosphere of Santorini makes it an absolute "no" for single gay travelers
is the 2nd largest city in Greece, however, its gay scene is pretty discreet and underground. There are a couple of gay bars
in the city's center while Thessaloniki is the home of the first transvestite bar in Greece
. You will find gay men all over the city, especially in the unique and cozy cafe bistros in the city's center.
Islands like Corfu, Syros,
might not feature an organized gay life, only being the home to one, two or even none gay bars, however, gay travelers, especially Greeks, tend to visit them frequently for summer holidays.
The majority of these islands have nudists beaches which are frequented by their gay visitors, while, in some of them, you might even find gay-only beaches!
Talking about Greece, we could not but refer to its Mediterranean Atmosphere, Golden Sun, and Crystal-Blue Gay beaches
. There are actually numerous gay beaches around Greece
, while the areas with no exclusively gay beaches usually feature a nudist beach that attracts mainly gay audiences. Limanakia in Athens
is among the popular gay beaches in Greece!
Regarding the gay events in Greece
is definitely the most popular one,
taking place in Mykonos
while attracting many Gay Instagram "Celebrities".
Moreover, the Gay Prides of Greece
have peaked the interest of the gay locals, while many men from Europe visit Greece to support the gay community as well. The top gay Prides in Greece take place in Athens, Thessaloniki, Patra, and Heraklion